MedPage Today (3/17, Monaco) reports, “Treatment with lithium may be protective against dementia and its subtypes,” researchers concluded in a study that “used electronic health record data from 29,618 patients at a secondary care mental health service in the U.K.” The study revealed that patients “exposed to lithium at standard clinical dosages had a 44% lower risk of receiving a diagnosis of dementia versus those unexposed over an average follow-up of 4.8 years.” The findings were published online March 17 in PLoS Medicine. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)